Detroit News "It means a lot if the Tigers keep it going. It means less if they don’t. Perhaps a lot less. Thursday’s winning single by Alex Avila was a galvanizing moment for the Tigers in that it handed them a dramatic 3-2 triumph over the Yankees, one of the teams they are battling for a playoff..." August 29
New York Post "They just kept coming and coming and coming, a one-inning charge reminiscent of their 1998 ancestors. The first nine Yankees came to bat in the third inning Wednesday night at Comerica Park, and all nine recorded a hit, all off longtime nemesis David Price. The next two batters added sacrifice..." August 28
New York Post "As one hit off David Price followed another and Yankees’ runners moved around bases like marbles set free in a bathtub, the architects understood how rare the scene was. “It’s fun, you don’t see that very often,’’ Derek Jeter said of the first nine batters — one through nine in the order —..." August 28
USA Today "The New York Yankees are optimistic that ace Masahiro Tanaka can return to help them in the pennant race in September after watching his performance Thursday morning in his first big test. Tanaka used all of his pitches without any signs of discomfort in a 49-pitch simulated game. He has been..." August 28
New York Post "Whether it results in a 2014 playoff spot or not – and the odds remain long against the Yankees making it to October – the organization’s in-season additions provided a road map on how, I believe, they will construct their roster moving forward. I would think of this like “follow the leader.”..." August 28
Detroit News "A few weeks ago all Joe Nathan heard from the fans at Comerica Park were boos and cat-calls. He heard something completely different Tuesday. “I think we are making up,” he said after he worked a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his 28th save, preserving a 5-2 win over the Yankees. As Nathan was..." August 27
yanks sign chris young to minor-league deal
Righty stack except for Ichiro: no Gardner, Ellsbury or McCann against Chris Sale
Tanaka feels good. Next step is simulated game on Thursday in Detroit.
New York Post "They’re not dead yet. The Yankees won for the third straight day with a 5-3 victory over the White Sox on Saturday in The Bronx, and though the win hardly reminded anyone of the vintage Yankees from the 1990s and 2000s — for which former manager Joe Torre was honored before the game — it was..." August 24
Hardball Talk "ESPN New York’s Andrew Marchand writes that the Yankees are considering moving to a six-man rotation whenever Masahiro Tanaka is activated from the disabled list in September. Not only that, but the Yankees could stick with the six-man rotation in 2015 as well. Tanaka, who has been sidelined..." August 23
New York Post "The Yankees broke the bank on free agents in the offseason, but it was one of their newest acquisitions who delivered among the most significant hits of the year on Friday night. Martin Prado, brought over from the Diamondbacks right before the trade deadline, smacked a game-winning single with..." August 23
New York Post "Yankees manager Joe Girardi has a better understanding than most of the challenges of the job Joe Torre did while he was in The Bronx. That’s why he called Torre’s entry into Monument Park and his number being retired on Saturday “well-deserved.” “He meant a ton to the organization,” Girardi..." August 23
New York Post "Joe Girardi said Carlos Beltran did tee-and-toss Friday before the Yankees’ 4-3 win over the White Sox and he hopes Beltran is available to return to the lineup on Saturday. Beltran still hasn’t taken batting practice, but Girardi said he felt good after picking up a bat. Before the game,..." August 23
New York Post "Night after night they struggled to score runs and hit in the clutch. The blame for seven losses in nine tilts and rapidly fading October hopes was correctly on the Yankees hitters — and they knew it. So, when the hitters prepared for Thursday’s game against the Astros at Yankee Stadium, they..." August 22
Houston Chronicle "There might not be a team more flabbergasted by the Astros than the New York Yankees. Baseball’s once mightiest can’t do much of anything against baseball’s thriftiest. The Astros batted around in the seventh inning of a 5-2 victory Wednesday night, a good start on the path to hurting wild-card..." August 21
New York Post "All that remains in the mind of Masahiro Tanaka is rebuilding arm strength. If it were up to Tanaka, the Yankees would stamp “Healed” on his forehead and just count the days until he pitches again. Fortunately, such decisions are not up to the individual. Tanaka, who last pitched July 8,..." August 21
The Crawfish Boxes "The Astros find themselves right across the street from baseball's hallowed ground, facing the Yankees in the final series between these two teams this season. These teams are quite a study in contrast. The Astros have the youngest average age in the Major Leagues, while the Yankees are the..." August 20
CBSSports.com "There have been a lot of nice things said by ace starter Jon Lester about the Red Sox since being traded to the Athletics, and that shouldn't be a surprise. There's no reason to think he didn't absolutely love his time in Boston, as he has said both before he left and since he has gone. Still,..." August 20
ESPN New York "It turns out you can rewrite history. Derek Jeter's hit that tied Honus Wagner on the all-time hit list has been changed to an error by MLB executive vice president Joe Torre. In the grand scheme of things it doesn't really matter because Jeter has had six hits since then, putting him at..." August 20
New York Post "Alex Rodriguez’s re-entry into the Yankees’ universe next season has started with bicoastal workouts. The suspended slugger has been spotted working out at the University of Miami, where the baseball stadium is named after him, and at UCLA in Los Angeles. Rodriguez is hitting off a tee but..." August 18
McCann active, catching and batting 6th. Beltran in RF again, Jeter DH again.
New York Post "It’s pretty much understood throughout baseball the Yankees are going to bleed for every run until the season runs out of track. That’s the way it has been across four-plus months, and the final six weeks are going to be more of the same because the Yankees are Bronx Bombers in name..." August 17
Newark Star-Ledger "Everybody at Tropicana Field seemed to love cheering for Derek Jeter. Except Rays' manager Joe Maddon. Maddon blasted Rays fans for rooting for the retiring 40-year-old captain after the Yankees beat them, 3-2, on Saturday. Jeter also came up with the game-winning hit, a top-of-the-ninth RBI..." August 17
Andrew Bailey not expected to return this season #Yankees Joe Girardi said he's some "setbacks"
Today will be the first game Beltran has started in the field since May 10.
Pitching coach Larry Rothschild said Tanaka came through bullpen session "fine" but have to see how he feels tomorrow
Hardball Talk "Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled for a 25-pitch bullpen session on Saturday at Tropicana Field, MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch reports. Tanaka hasn’t pitched since July 8 due to a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. All 25 pitches will be fastballs. If Tanaka’s..." August 16
Tampa Tribune "Desmond Jennings was walking up the tunnel to the Rays’ clubhouse after Friday’s win with Evan Longoria when Longoria said, “We’re the fourth team to do this.” “Do what?” Jennings replied. Oh, reach .500 after being at least 18 games under at one point during the season. “I didn’t even..." August 16
New York Post "Brian McCann is eligible to come off the seven-day concussion disabled list on Saturday, but the catcher won’t play against the Rays at Tropicana Field. “We are shooting for Sunday,’’ said McCann, who underwent a test Friday that will be compared to the impact test he took earlier in the week..." August 16
Newark Star-Ledger "Yankee Stadium will install metal detectors at select entrances starting Tuesday, and will have them at all gates in 2015 to conform to MLB rules. The team said the move was to "acclimate staff and fans to the new procedure." "Due to the enhanced security measures," the team said in a..." August 16
Masahiro Tanaka threw more pitches on flat ground and did PFP (pitchers fielding practice). His first bullpen is tomorrow!
Newark Star-Ledger "Joe Girardi was right and the Gerry Davis, the umpire who booted him, was tricked. That's the gist of Girardi's explanation of why he was ejected from Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Orioles at Camden Yards. "Gerry got fooled," Girardi said. Girardi stormed out of the dugout to confront Davis..." August 14
Camden Chat "The Orioles staged a late-inning comeback against the Yankees tonight, scoring four runs in the eighth inning thanks to home runs from Jonathan Schoop and Adam Jones. The comeback gave the Orioles 5-3 win and pushed the Yankees even further down in the A.L. East standings. O's starter Chris..." August 14
The Yankees believe they will be able to activate Brian McCann (concussion) on Saturday, Joe Girardi said.
MLB Daily Dish "While not as strong as year's past, this winter's free agent class is shaking up to be particularly deep. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline now past us, barring an unlikely late-August blockbuster, it seems that all the major in-season transactions are now passed us. With less than..." August 14
New York Daily News "Masahiro Tanaka isn’t close to rejoining Michael Pineda in the rotation, but the Yankees’ ace continues to make progress in his throwing program as he tries to rehab the partially torn ligament in his right elbow. Tanaka made 50 throws at 90 feet on Monday, reporting no problems. He will extend..." August 13
SB Nation "Some MLB teams will likely be headed to Amsterdam for meaningful games as early as 2015. Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for regular season games in Europe before he leaves office, according to multiple reports. The league has its eye on London..." August 13
ESPN New York "The question was perfectly legitimate, if a bit abrupt -- "Will you continue to use pine tar?" -- and when a reporter asked it of him in the Yankees' clubhouse before Monday night's game with the Orioles, it seemed to hit Michael Pineda like a cold slap in the face. He literally recoiled from..." August 13
Because so many have asked, here's the answer. #Orioles appear to have no interest in bringing back 2B Brian Roberts, who is a free agent
Tonight’s game between the #Orioles and Yankees has been postponed due to rain. A make-up date will be announced as soon as possible.
Newark Star-Ledger "A dress code for Kate Upton? The supermodel told Michael Strahan on "Live! with Kelly and Michael" that the Yankees wouldn't let her wear the opposing team's clothes while sitting in the Legends seats at Yankee Stadium. She was there earlier this week to watch her boyfriend, Tigers' pitcher..." August 11
New York Post "The foul ball that hit Brian McCann in the mask on Friday will cost him at least a week on the disabled list. But while the catcher was placed on the seven-day concussion DL on Saturday, the Yankees did receive some potentially positive news on Mark Teixeira, who might return to the lineup..." August 10
New York Post "The Yankees rotation is getting closer to looking a little more like it was supposed to. Michael Pineda may soon be on his way back to The Bronx, following a second successful rehab start with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, in which he allowed one run over 4 ¹/₃ innings and struck out seven..." August 10
Cleveland Plain Dealer "For Corey Kluber, it was business as usual on Saturday afternoon. For rookie Jose Ramirez, it was the best day of his big-league career. Kluber threw six scoreless innings and struck out 10, while Ramirez had three hits, including a two-run homer, as the Indians beat the Yankees, 3-0, to end a..." August 10
ESPN.com "Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter passed Honus Wagner to move into sixth place on the all-time hits list with a single that third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall could not field with his bare hand in the sixth inning of Saturday's Yankees-Indians game. The hit was the 3,431st of Jeter's career. He plans..." August 10
ESPN.com "On the day the New York Yankees honored Paul O'Neill with a plaque in Monument Park, O'Neill said he was just thankful to have been a Yankee. "Let's face it, we were all lucky to play for the New York Yankees, especially at that time," said O'Neill, who was a part of four World Series winners..." August 09
CBSSports.com "The Yankees have placed catcher Brian McCann on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion, the club announced Saturday. As a corresponding move, catcher Austin Romine has been recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. In a related move, the Yankees also unconditionally released Brian..." August 09
Michael Pineda's line for AAA @swbrailriders: 4.1 IP, 6 hits, 1 run, 0 walks, 7 strikeouts. 72 pitches.
New York Post "On a night the Yankees’ lineup didn’t bleed for every run, the team watched catcher Brian McCann leave in the sixth inning with a concussion. The positive vibe provided by the offensive orgy, Esmil Rogers’ debut in the Yankees’ rotation, getting to seven games over even for the first time this..." August 09